Development and Grant Writing Internship

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The Seat Pleasant Volunteer Fire Co. is pleased to announce the immediate availability of one college (undergraduate or graduate) internship position for the fall 2012 and spring 2013 college semesters.

This is a unique opportunity for those interested in fire, emergency, or non-profit organizational management and leadership.

About the Fire Co.: Seat Pleasant Volunteer Fire Co. enjoys a rich, 97 year history of providing fire suppression, emergency medical service, and community support in our city of 6,800 residents.

As a founding member of the Prince George’s County Volunteer Fire Association, we respond as part of the Prince George’s County Fire Department to emergency and non-emergency requests for service in Seat Pleasant, Capitol Heights, District Heights, Ritchie, Fairmont Heights and Largo, Maryland. Our companies “first-due” encompasses a total of 5.5 square miles, serving 250,000 citizens.

In the first nine months of 2012, our fire suppression apparatus responded to 1,970 calls for service, and our ambulance answered 2,860 alarms.


About the Position: The incumbent will work to identify grant funds to support the activities of the fire company based on a list of programmatic and operational priorities identified by the companies Executive Officers, Board of Directors, and Line Officers.

Once funding sources matching company priorities are identified, the intern, working with the Treasurer and Ways and Means Committee, would complete the grant application and gather required supporting documentation for submission.

After submission, the intern would track and respond to correspondence from the funding source seeing that all follow up requests were answered completely and in the time required by the funding source, and report any and all updates, subsequent information requests, approvals or denials to the company.

Grant sources will include both public and private funders.


Candidate Requisites: Applicants must be enrolled either full or part time in an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program. While any college student is welcome to apply, a preference will be given to students who are studying, Fire Science, Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, EMS Management, Emergency and Disaster Management, Political Science, or Non-Profit Management.

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